Bathing Water Data : 2019

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Number of samples taken : 9
Date Escherichia coli
(cfu/100ml)
Intestinal enterococci
(cfu/100ml)
19 May 2019 <10 <10
03 Jun 2019 280 110
11 Jun 2019 <10 <10
19 Jun 2019 10 <10
01 Jul 2019 210 <10
18 Jul 2019 4000 320
Heavy rainfall flushed bacteria into the bathing water. Poor water quality was forecast on this date.
30 Jul 2019 30 <10
12 Aug 2019 750 30
20 Aug 2019 460 20


Historical record

2015/16
Good
2016/17
Good
2017/18
Good

Results explained

The annual bathing water classification is determined using statistics calculated from results taken over the previous four years. The water quality indicators we test for are the bacteria E Coli (EC) and intestinal enterococci (IE). The statistics take account of both the average value and the range of values in the four year dataset.

Single sample results above 500 EC and 200 IE are indicative that water was of low quality when the sample was taken. For inland waters the low quality boundaries are higher at 1000 EC and 400 IE.